Volume 3, Issue 17
May 18, 2018
THIS SUNDAY: May 20, 2018
The Day of Pentecost (B)

Acts 2:1-21
Romans 8:22-27
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
Psalm 104:25-35,37

Chris Neumann (EM)
John Hanaoka (U)
Nora Takanuchi (AG)

David Crocker( EM)
Linda Crocker & CeCe Caldwell (R)
Bill & CeCe Caldwell (U)
Jan Hashizume (AG)
Braden & Joshua (A)
Every Sunday |9:00-9:30:00 AM
Adult Bible Study on this Sunday's Gospel
Memorial Hall

Monday, May 21 | 8:00AM
 Monday Crew

Wednesday, May 30 | 5:00-8:30PM
Laundry Love Team B (Kapa'a Laundromat)

First Thursday of the Month | 8:00AM
Eucharistic Healing Service

Thursday, May 24| 7:00PM
Daughters of the King (Memorial Hall)

Friday, May 25| 6:00PM
Indonesia Through the Eyes of
Joan Roughgarden (Memorial Hall)

Every Wednesday | 6PM
McMaster Slack Key Guitar 
and Ukulele Concert (Church)

Every Thursday | 6PM
Choir Practice (Choir Room)
"A Journey of a Million Steps"  
Or to be more accurate, 1,092,000 steps. CONGRATULATIONS REV. RYAN!! You are slightly older, much wiser, and etched in our hearts forever. You are greatly loved and respected. Godspeed on your return, Walking Vicar.

If you want to catch up on Rev. Ryan's blog, simply click the link below.
Three Years of Clean Laundry, Compassion, and Fellowship!
In less than a month, on June 15 th , Laundry Love will celebrate its three-year anniversary. All Saints' launched Hawaii's first Laundry Love program in June 2015. Since then, on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, volunteers wash, dry, and fold patrons' laundry--for free!
"Laundry Love's third anniversary is a tremendous achievement for All Saints' Church," said Geoffrey Shields, Leader of the Laundry Love Ministry. "Since the Ministry began we have done about 6000 loads of free laundry. We also have gotten to know our brothers and sisters in the community, many of whom are houseless and/or struggling to make ends meet. All Saints' has been able to take the Gospel beyond the walls of the Church by rolling up our sleeves and reaching out to those in need through a simple mission to provide clean, free laundry."


Laundry Love is an initiative in partnership with individuals, groups, and local laundromats throughout the United States. Laundry Love helps to wash the clothes and bedding of individuals and/or families living in poverty. From the infant to the aged, and across a broad spectrum of ethnicity, culture and personal story, Laundry Love seeks to nurture the well being of each person through intentional networking and friendship.

The idea for Laundry Love began at an Episcopal Church in Ventura, California, and has grown into a national outreach phenomenon. Now, hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques, and civic organizations around the country have partnered with local laundromats to adopt the program.

The Mission of Laundry Love Kaua’i is to forge relationships with those living in poverty on the Garden Island. By assisting patrons with loading, transferring, and folding their laundry, volunteers build bridges within our community. By offering free loads of laundry, detergent, and dryer sheets and “talking story” volunteers have developed relationships that enable them to help our homeless and poor guests find hope in their lives.

Laundry Love Kaua'i is comprised of three Teams, each serving one evening every six weeks. Each Team consists of a Team Leader, Logistics Coordinator, Line Captain & Greeter, Washing and Drying Ambassadors, and Love Ambassadors. In the spirit of hospitality and to cultivate conversation and connections water and goodies are offered at each session. To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of Laundry Love volunteers please click the link below for a copy of the Volunteer Guide.

Laundry Love sees “the laundromat as a place where strangers become friends, kids are known by name, hope is being hustled, and the worth of every human being is acknowledged and celebrated” ( http://laundrylove.org/how-it-works ). 

FIRST , pray for the many Laundry Love volunteers and patrons. The success of this Ministry depends on the support of the entire All Saints' ‘Ohana.
SECOND , please consider volunteering. There are now two ways to offer your service. As always, you can join a team and participate on a regular basis. If you can’t commit to a regularly scheduled time, you can now sign up for the “standby list”. Standby team members will receive training and be called on to fill in for team members who are unable to attend their regular session.

FINALLY , please consider a monetary donation to Laundry Love Kaua’i. Did you know that each Laundry Love session costs about $500? Without donations from our ‘Ohana, all that money comes from the All Saints’ operating budget. Compassion and fellowship should not compete with the electricity bill.

If you are interested in donating to Laundry Love Kaua'i or would like more information, please go to Laundry Love Kaua’i or contact Geoff Shields at gshields2334@gmail.com or Bill Caldwell at billcaldwell4@me.com . Also, look for a letter from the Laundry Love Ministry in the next few days. In it you will receive more information and be offered additional contact information.

It was announced on May 12 th that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will deliver the sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19 th at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The choice of the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church as preacher at the wedding is a departure from the tradition of having senior Church of England clergy in that role. 

“The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness,” Curry said. “And so we celebrate and pray for them today."

For the full article in the Episcopal News Service, click below.
The Gift of the Holy Spirit
[This Sunday] we mark Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and followers of Jesus. Celebrated 50 days after Easter (including the day of Easter itself), the name of the holiday comes from the Greek Pentēkostē, which literally means “the 50th day.”

The events of the day are foretold by Jesus in the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, just before his Ascension. While his followers were with the risen Christ, he tells them, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now” (Acts 1:5, NRSV). He goes on to say to them, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

The followers would not wait long for the promised Spirit. The author of Acts, traditionally believed to be Luke, recounts:
“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each” (Acts 2:1-6).

We celebrate Pentecost as the inauguration of the Church’s mission in the world. Empowered by the gift of the Holy Spirit, we are to go out into our neighborhoods and the wider world—to Jerusalem, to Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth—witnessing to the risen Christ.

The Day of Pentecost is identified by the Book of Common Prayer as one of the feast days “especially appropriate” for baptism (Book of Common Prayer, p. 312). Because of this, Pentecost is also known as “Whitsun” or “Whitsunday” (“White Sunday”), a term used to describe the white baptismal garments worn by those who were baptized at the Vigil of Pentecost and then worn to church on the Day of Pentecost.

Collect for Pentecost
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen (Book of Common Prayer, p. 227).

Published by the Office of Communication of The Episcopal Church, 815 Second Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017
© 2018 The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. All rights reserved.
On the Day of Pentecost in the church year, fifty days of Easter and ten days after the Ascension, the clergy wear  RED  vestments to signify the work of the Spirit. It is also a custom in many churches for the people in the congregation to wear  RED on the Day of Pentecost as well. We wear  RED  to remind us of the fire of the Spirt.
In addition, a congregation with many dressed in  RED  is colorful.

And perhaps most of all, it is fun!
Adult Bible Study
When: Every Sunday,9:00-9:30 am (between the two services)
Where: Memorial Hall

Joe Adorno, Eucharistic Minister, Vestry member, Sunday school teacher, and 8:00 o’clock service attendee, will lead our new Bible study class. During each session we will discuss the assigned gospel reading for the day. Joe asks that you bring your Bible to class. We look forward this opportunity to better understand and appreciate the weekly scriptures through group study. 
Monthly Workday
Reminder that our next monthly Work Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 th . There is always work for willing hands. In addition to our usual projects (cleaning church windows, cleaning and tidying the gym kitchen etc.) we hope that our main focus for the day will be re-staining the deck around the false kamani tree. Of course, that depends on the cooperation of Mother Nature – i.e. no rain! We would also like to (finally!) finish removing the “trash” immediately behind the storage container at the back of the church.

Peace Garden - Call For a Lead Volunteer
We are looking for someone with a green thumb and a love of gardening to take the lead on the maintenance of the Peace Garden – deciding what needs to be done and coordinating the work with volunteers. Want to help us to maintain this garden which is dedicated to The Holy Sovereigns, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma? Just let me know.
Buildings and Grounds Ministry

The B&G Ministry includes Marge Akana, Mary Margaret Smith, Chris Wataya, Janis Wright, David Crocker and yours truly. We coordinate much of the work on the Buildings and Grounds. Hence the name! If you would like to be involved with this important ministry please talk to any of us. We would love to have you join us.

For and on behalf of the B&G Ministry,
David Murray
Baptism and Confirmation of Lydia Lili‘uokalani Kamaka‘eha Dominis

 “Oh sing to the Lord a new song:
Sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
Tell of his salvation from day to day.”
On May 18, 1896, at 6:30 a.m. in a private ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Andrew’s, Lydia Lili‘uokalani Kamaka‘eha Dominis, the last ruler of the Kingdom of Hawai‘I and a Congregationalist since birth, was baptized and confirmed by the Right Reverend Alfred Willis, the Second Bishop of the Anglican Church in Hawai‘i. 

Lili’uokalani was born on September 2, 1838, to High Chief Kapa‘akea and High Chiefess Keohokālole and was adopted at birth by Abner Paki and his wife, Laura Konia (a granddaughter of King Kamehameha I) in accordance with Hawaiian custom and tradition.

As a Christian and a progressive thinker, her goals were to bring the Hawaiian people firmly into the burgeoning world economy and help them adapt to the realities of the modern world. As a native politician, Lili‘uokalani was deeply concerned with the common good. She spent much of her life setting up charitable organizations devoted to public education, health, and welfare.

As queen of the Hawaiian kingdom, Lili‘uokalani was forced to give up her throne in 1893. But her love for the Hawaiian people is evident in her attempt to restore the monarchy.

In 1917 Lili‘uokalani had a stroke and died in Honolulu at the age of 79. Today she is remembered as a noted composer of over 100 songs, including the famous “Aloha ‘Oe” and “Ke Aloha o Ka Haku,” commonly known as “The Queen’s Prayer.”

As we celebrate the baptism and confirmation of Queen Lili‘uokalani, let us not forget her love for her people and her struggle to keep the Hawaiian kingdom an independent nation. Let us remind ourselves that the stalwart queen did what she thought was right but was forced to give up the throne for what others thought was wrong.

“Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry come to you!”

David Murray - Senior Warden

Please place your donations in the red wagon by the door to the sanctuary on Sundays. Hale Ho'omalu also needs and appreciates monetary donations as well as gift-in-kind items.
Canned Items - Soups, Chili, Pork & Beans, Spam, Vienna Sausage
Francis of Assisi, Clare, and Her Little Sister Agnes
Sunday’s lesson is about three saints of the church, Francis, Clare and Agnes, who lived in medieval Assisi, Italy during the13 th century. We see these special qualities in their lives:

St. Francis : a love for all creation, God’s creatures, joy and a life of gratitude. He founded the Franciscan order.

St. Clare:  humility and giving of herself, joy in Christ and in the simple life. She founded the order of the Poor Clare Nuns.

St. Agnes : loving discipleship

One thing that characterized Francis, Clare, Agnes and their followers is the recognition that the real riches of this world are the riches of God and God’s creation. We call these people saints or “Easter people” because they lived and preached the Easter message of Christ’s saving death and resurrection. They “proclaimed, by word and example, the Good News of God in Christ,” as we ourselves promise to do in our Baptismal Covenant. They are just a few of many saints, part of God’s people in the Church, who in their lives exemplify the qualities of Christian living that bring us closer to the reign of God on earth.

Members of the orders that they founded lived in absolute poverty and utter joy. They found wealth and thankfulness in everything around them rather than in the material things that they might accumulate. They found riches especially in the animals and the rest of the natural world, and in the poor and the needy, all of the most helpless and vulnerable of God’s children. They found in all things the opportunity for us to see God’s grace and blessings, and the opportunity to show compassion and mercy. What a gift that God gives us, that we may be vehicles of God’s love and mercy! Sometimes we lose sight of these simple blessings when we have so much material wealth and are surrounded by temptations to obtain more.

In the Episcopal Church we regard them as saints not because they performed any miracles or lived perfect lives without sin. We call them saints because of their fidelity to Jesus Christ and their lives of devotion to following His example. We call them saints because they are examples for us, not of earthly perfection, but of ordinary people living extraordinary lives dedicated to Christ. They all have special qualities that can teach us how we too can be faithful Christians, following in His footsteps as they did.

To learn more, please follow our Sunday School curriculum. Click on the link here and get the full story.  Our Keiki, Our Future!
More Fun With Fire
KISS Concert
Saturday, May 19 th at 7 PM Kauai Island Singers Showcase (KISS) presents a concert of Latin Rhythms and The Blues.

Enjoy the juxtaposition of these two synergistic genres as nine inspired vocalists present 20 iconic songs.

Featuring Lee Miller, Mary Ellen Kopitzke, Dhyana Dunville, Melissa Mojo, Siri Shabad, Diana Leone, Augusto Leal, Phil Zeidner and Susan Higgins. Hank Curtis on piano, Mary Leonard on drums and Laine Griffith on sax.

All Saints Church gym
Info: (808) 822-0545; www.kisskauai.org
During Rev. Ryan's sabbatical Chris Neumann, CeCe Caldwell and Bill Caldwell will be publishing the Epistle . We encourage you to submit your ideas, announcements, photos, videos, articles, or stories for publication in the Epistle . We will work with you to craft your story. You give us the idea, we have a brief chat with you to outline the story, and you give us a quote if that is comfortable for you. It should only take five or ten minutes at your convenience. We take it from there!

If you would like to have your item included, please email it to epistle@allsaintskauai.org or call Bill at (336) 414-7921.